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30 March 2015
Jianli, China– Four Yangtze finless porpoises have been released into their new home, marking the start of an ambitious translocation project to help save the critically endangered species from extinction.
Read Milestone in race to save species ten years from extinction
29 March 2015
In just six years, the UK Border Force has made 2,853 seizures of illegal wildlife products in the UK. Read Nearly 3,000 seizures of illegal wildlife products made by UK Border Force
26 March 2015
Today,the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published provisional greenhouse gas emission data for 2014 that shows a 9.7% reduction in CO2 emissions and an 8.4% drop in greenhouse gases.
Emma Pinchbeck WWF-UK’s Head of Climate and Energy Policy said: “Falling carbon emissions from the energy sector is welcome news and shows that action on carbon emissions gets results. Read WWF response to the 2014 UK greenhouse gas emission figures
26 March 2015
As the Environment Agency release figures today that reveal just 17% of England’s rivers are in good health, the Blueprint for Water coalition is urging communities across England to make a stand and speak up for the rivers, lakes, wetlands and beaches that they love. Read Shocking state of England's rivers revealed
25 March 2015
Today’s conference in Kasane reaffirmed the determination of Heads of State, ministers and officials from 31 governments to scale up their response to the global poaching crisis, and adopt crucial new measures to help tackle the unprecedented surge in illegal wildlife trade. Read Governments maintain global momentum to curb wildlife crime at Kasane Conference
24 March 2015
Today CITES released their elephant poaching figures for 2014 at the African Elephant Summit in Botswana. According to these latest figures, elephant poaching has stabilised in 2014. However poaching rates still exceed natural elephant population growth rates, meaning elephant populations continue to decline, especially in Central and West Africa.
Read WWF and TRAFFIC's reactions to the elephant poaching figures released by CITIES
23 March 2015
BANGKOK, Thailand – Development of two dams on the Lower Mekong River in Laos is proceeding with potentially devastating impacts to the food security and livelihoods of 60 million people. The projects highlight the types of bad decisions and missed opportunities that threaten the world’s freshwater resources.
Read World’s most productive river, food security for millions under threat
21 March 2015
Sydney, Australia – WWF-Australia said the final Reef 2050 plan released today includes a number of good initiatives but the $100 million in new funding announced by the federal government falls short of what’s required to halt the Reef’s decline and remove the threat that it is listed ‘World Heritage in danger’. Read Reef 2050 a good start – but much more investment needed
Critical week for response to global poaching crisis: Botswana to host African Elephant Summit follow up meeting and Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade
20 March 2015
The poaching of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other wildlife for illegal trade in their products is becoming ever more sophisticated and dangerous. As growing numbers of reports link poaching to large-scale, organised crime and armed militants, the unprecedented surge in wildlife crime has become a major focus of conservation concern and policy development by governments worldwide. Read Critical week for response to global poaching crisis: Botswana to host African Elephant Summit follow up meeting and Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade
20 March 2015
GLAND, Switzerland – March 19, 2015 -- Arctic sea ice shrank to the lowest winter extent ever recorded, according to an announcement today by the US-based National Snow and Ice Data Center. The record-low ice level follows earlier news that 2014 was the warmest year since record keeping began.
Read Record ice low could quicken Arctic thaw